HAMLET OF DUHAMEL

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At the top of the gorgeous Battle River Valley adjacent to Hwy #21 sits the hamlet of Duhamel. Although the hamlet is small now, it has a deep history.

The river valley was once home to the largest wooden trestle bridge in the world, 3,972 feet (1210 m) in length and 120 feet (32 m) in height. In 1909 the Grand Trunk Pacific announced it would build a bridge across the river, and Duhamel quickly grew. Sadly, the bridge only stood for 14 years before the railway consolidated routes. The bridge was dismantled.

Today the hamlet of Duhamel is a quiet rural community with an access to the bottom of the river valley where people can go canoeing, hiking and snowmobiling. The Verdun School and St. Thomas Church (built-in 1883) near Duhamel are a beautiful historical resources worth visiting!

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Places to Visit


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St. Thomas Catholic Church & Cemetery

The church is a modestly sized, late nineteenth-century church located on the south bank of the Battle River at Duhamel. It is open during the summer months for visitors.

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Historical Verdun School

The heritage value of the Verdun School lies in its association with the experience of a German settlement west of Duhamel and as an excellent representation of the one-room schoolhouses of rural Alberta.

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Silver Creek Golf Course

Silver Creek is a challenging course. It possesses excellent length and a driving range. The clubhouse offers food service and caters to events.
Silver Creek also has an excellent campground with power and water service. Large groups and family reunions are welcome.

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Camrose County Digital Visitor Map

Check out this digital map to find directions and explore other interesting places to visit nearby.

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